Next Week’s Workshops

Workshop Wednesdays

We are going to run all our workshops alongside one another on the Wednesdays and the good news we are resurrecting Girlgeekdinners with a couple of great talks coming up! We therefore will be happy to host any groups that wish to run workshops for free and that are inclusive.

Currently we have the great

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Who are doing a great job putting together the Bristol Tech Fair website to help signpost kids to find Tech resources! All welcome – there’s a Codehub Slack group also set up to support volunteers and its a great place to learn new coding techniques and also have something to showcase on your CV.

We also have the return of PyLabs for all python lovers out there

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Which is now being run by James Rennison

In our last PyLAB workshop we discussed how we’re going to build our new product, Team Groove.

We decided on adopting some of the ceremonies and practices from Scrum so we can get a feel for the most popular Agile methodology and see if it works for us. This week we’ll be refining our first user stories and looking at some ways to estimate effort for code in an uncertain technical environment. We may even get someone to accept the role of scrum master for our next sprint.

We also have a shiny new code repository ready for some code so before we finish, we’ll agree the first steps so people can push their work for review and acceptance. If you want to collaborate on a Python project, learn some code, learn some development techniques, or have ideas about Agile and open source community coding, then please join us! 

The central group will be hosted by Serrie and open to all WTHUB members who want to catch up with one another or have a chat or questions about jobs, support and anything else that springs to mind. The strength of it all is in the network and shared support so feel free to pop along even if you don’t want to do a workshop, we’re also open to any ideas of talks that you want to see! If you are a company wishing to engage then also feel free to pop along and pose any questions to us about how to engage, collaborate or support diversity in Tech.

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We’ll see you Wednesday – sign up on either Workshop Wednesdays or CodeHub @ Workshop Wednesdays and a quick shout-out to the more advanced codehub python Dojo group too Virtual Python Code Dojo

“Think Like A Hacker” on the 18th of November

Workshop Wednesdays

Next weeks great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

Last time we had a choice of speakers when Matt was planned and we have learnt our lesson, so we’ve moved on to having a single speaker/workshop in the second half so you don’t have to choose!

Think Like A Hacker by Matt Brunt

Much in the same way that to secure a house it helps to know how to break in, knowing how to attack our systems will help us secure them. You have a lot of data in your organisations. Whether you think it’s sensitive or not, it has value. Whether an attacker wants data for profit, a grudge, or just for fun we need to ensure that we don’t just leave the door open for them to take what they want.

In this session we’ll start to think like a hacker. The what, why, who, where and how of an attacking mindset will leave you with practical steps you can take away and use to start protecting your systems a little better.

This isn’t a picture of him btw (honest)..

We’ll also have 2 workshops beforehand, Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning are currently taking a break and will hopefully reform in a new format in the new year, more suited to online. If anyone wants to do any talks though please mail us on info@wthub.org.

We are planning to run on until the 16th of December before taking a break so please continue to join us for…

Workshop #1 PyLAB

Python Advanced Learning group

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(Taken off their Slack discussion)
“continuing with our projects. In particular, @Jack Quinton generously offered to build on Anna’s work on TeamGroove (aka ‘the spotify voting app) to provide a fuller specification.” this may update

Workshop #2 WedDev101

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Project surgery/open discussion for anyone with projects to share, questions to ask, support wanted etc

Need a portfolio site? Check out our Wednesday lineup

Workshop Wednesdays

Next week’s great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

Workshop #1 PyLAB (Python Advanced Beginners)

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Continuing and sharing on the Robert Heatons projects for advanced beginners.
Also:
Working on the Spotify app that Anna suggested. The initial document is here. Over the next couple of weeks we will all get up to speed on what is suggested and ask questions to make sure we are ‘on the same page’.

Workshop #2 WedDev101

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Project surgery/open discussion for anyone with projects to share, questions to ask, support wanted etc

This is the group for anyone working in Web Development and all the great stuff around it for more details on the group see the webpage here. Rob will be running a workshop in the second half – see details below.

Workshop #3 Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning

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Time to carry on learning! Or talk about difficulties and challenges since last session – we are here to help. We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2020’ course (https://course.fast.ai/)
you can also join up on their group here

Workshop/Talk #4 Portfolio Sites

Rob Squires from WEbdev101 is going to talk us through how to set up a portfolio site with Gatsby.js and Netlify.  For all of you out there freelancing or job hunting why not join Rob and learn how you can showcase your talents with a career portfolio site.  Gatsby and Netifly are perfect tools for hosting and managing a site that can best sell you for potential jobs in a time in which is a complex job market and you need to get ahead of the curve.

Workshop Wednesday lineup on the 21st

Workshop Wednesdays

Next weeks great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

Workshop #1 PyLAB

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… we will continue with current projects as we all had more to do – either to finish or to improve. Also, @gicela has been looking at a few resources for a possible longer-term project, and @Jack Quinton suggested that we might choose an API to develop a tool/app

Workshop #2 WedDev101

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Workshop – to be confirmed what on – currently possibly 90-minute prototypes…

Followed by a project surgery/open discussion for anyone with projects to share, questions to ask, support wanted etc

Workshop #3 Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning

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Time to carry on learning! Or talk about difficulties and challenges since last session – we are here to help. We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2020’ course (https://course.fast.ai/)

Workshop/Talk #4 ‘intro to’ Talk with James on Containers and Docker – and apparently this is nothing to do with ships!! .. who knew??

Workshop/Talk #5 approaching app security from a hackers perspective by Matt Brunt

Much in the same way that to secure a house it helps to know how to break in, knowing how to attack our systems will help us secure them. You have a lot of data in your organisations. Whether you think it’s sensitive or not, it has value. Whether an attacker wants data for profit, a grudge, or just for fun we need to ensure that we don’t just leave the door open for them to take what they want.

In this session we’ll start to think like a hacker. The what, why, who, where and how of an attacking mindset will leave you with practical steps you can take away and use to start protecting your systems a little better.

This isn’t a picture of him btw (honest)..

For those of you who either couldn’t make it last week OR couldn’t decide between the 2 great talks we are lucky that Zack recorded his talk on TDD (Test Driven Development) and it is now available on youtube.

Workshop Wednesday Workshops info

Workshop Wednesdays

As ever we are bringing you some great workshops alongside our great speakers this week – it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

PyLAB: Improving through experimentation

PyLAB is for those who want to continue to develop their Python skills, typically after completing a beginners’ course: the emphasis is on learning through doing, with the active support and collaboration of similarly-minded individuals.

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